Ducati Desmosedici RR

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Ducati Desmosedici RR
2008 Desmosedici RR
Manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A
Production 2007–2008[1]
Class Superbike
Engine 989 cc desmodromic V4
Bore / stroke 86.0 mm × 42.56 mm (3.386 in × 1.676 in)
Top speed 188 mph[2]
Power 147.1 kW (197.3 hp) @ 13,800rpm (claimed)[3]
169.8 hp (126.6 kW) (rear wheel) @ 13,250rpm
Torque 11.8 kg·m (116 N·m; 85 lbf·ft) @ 10,500rpm (claimed)[3]
72.4 lb·ft (98.2 N·m) (rear wheel) @ 10,500rpm
Suspension Front 43 mm inverted fork gas-pressurized cartridge Öhlins FG353P (4.72 in.) wheel travel fully adjustable
Rear Öhlins PRXB single shock (4.72 in.) wheel travel fully adjustable
Brakes Front Dual semi-floating 330 mm discs with dual 4-piston radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers
Rear Single 240 mm disc with opposed 2-piston caliper
Tires Front: 120/70 ZR17 Bridgestone BT-01F Uno
Rear:200/55ZR-16 Bridgestone BT-01R Uno
Rake, trail 23.5/24.5 deg. (adjustable) / 97 mm (3.8 in)
Wheelbase 1,430.2 mm (56.31 in)
Seat height 830.58 mm (32.700 in)
Weight 171 kg (377.0 lb) (dry)
193 kg (425 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 15 l (4.0 US gal)

The Ducati Desmosedici RR is a limited production road-legal version of the Desmosedici MotoGP racebike.

In 2004, Ducati announced at the Misano circuit at the World Ducati Week that a low volume road replica of the Desmosedici would be available for Reservations beginning in June 2006. With Ducati making 1,500 Desmosedici models for public purchase.

Ducati first showed a final production version of the bike at a press day for the '06 Italian Grand Prix at Mugelloat . Termed the Desmosedici RR (Racing Replica), it was claimed to be the first true road replica of a MotoGP racing bike. Priority for ordering was given to Ducati 999R owners, with production projected at one bike per day at a retail cost of US$72,500[4] and GB£40,000.[5] The price included a three year warranty and servicing, cover, and a racing kit including a race-only exhaust system, a slip-on muffler, and complementary fuel and ignition mapping in a "race ECU". It also included enough sponsor stickers to fill both sides of the bike. With forged magnesium wheels the Desmosedici RR was the first production bike to use them.

The Ducati Desmosedici RR production started beginning in October 2007 till December 2008, and the first customer orders delivered from January 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducati Model Year archive". Ducati. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Kunitsugu, Kent (May 26, 2010). "Ducati Desmosedici RR - The Firebreather". Sport Rider. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Desmosedici RR - Technical specification, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., 2008, retrieved 2010-03-06 
  4. ^ "Desmosedici RR model information". Ducati North America. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  5. ^ "Desmosedici RR model information". Ducati UK. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 

See also[edit]

2008 Desmosedici RR
2008 Desmosedici RR

External links[edit]

  • Ducati.com - The official manufacturer's website. Current model info, including online information, history, manuals and race team info (Italian/English)
  • Pierre Col's Desmosedici RR photos - 12000 km in a year on road and tracks in France